Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Melanoma or Small Cell Lung, Breast, Testicular, or Kidney Cancer That is Metastatic or That Cannot Be Treated With Surgery

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Unable to accrue subjects.)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2000
Last updated: November 10, 2015
Last verified: November 2015

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have melanoma or small cell lung, breast, testicular, or kidney cancer that is metastatic or that cannot be treated with surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Lung Cancer
Melanoma (Skin)
Testicular Germ Cell Tumor
Drug: busulfan
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: etoposide
Drug: fludarabine phosphate
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell Transplantation in Patients With Incurable Solid Tumors: A Phase I Study

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2001
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity of allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in patients with metastatic or unresectable small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, testicular germ cell cancer, melanoma, or renal cell cancer. II. Determine the efficacy of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Donors receive filgrastim (G-CSF) subcutaneously for 4 or 5 days prior to peripheral blood stem cell harvest. Patients are assigned to one of three conditioning regimens, depending on disease. Group A (small cell lung cancer): Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV over 1-2 hours on days -7 and -6, etoposide IV over 4 hours on day -5, and total body irradiation twice daily on days -4 to -1. Group B (breast cancer and testicular germ cell cancer): Patients receive oral busulfan every 6 hours on days -7 to -4 for a total of 14 doses. Patients then receive cyclophosphamide IV over 1-2 hours on days -3 and -2. Group C (renal cell cancer and melanoma): Patients receive fludarabine IV daily on days -8 to -4 and cyclophosphamide IV on days -3 and -2. All groups: Patients receive allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells IV over 10-20 minutes on day 0. Patients are followed weekly for 3 months, at 6 and 12 months, and then yearly for 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-42 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 59 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed metastatic or unresectable solid tumor of one of the following types: Small cell lung cancer Extensive stage (disease outside the hemithorax) or relapsed Prior cytoreduction with platinum/etoposide regimen and/or taxane containing regimen Epithelial breast cancer Stage IV or relapsed disease Prior cytoreduction with adriamycin and/or taxane regimens Testicular germ cell cancer Failure to achieve complete remission with platinum based chemotherapy Relapsed disease with at least one salvage regimen Melanoma Metastatic disease that has failed at least one biologic response modifier such as interleukin-2 or interferon Relapsed disease involving a visceral organ Renal cell cancer Metastatic disease that has failed at least one biologic response modifier such as interleukin-2 or interferon Relapsed disease involving a visceral organ HLA matched or one antigen mismatched related donor available Hormone receptor status: Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Under physiologic 60 Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL unless due to Gilbert's disease SGOT no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No congestive heart failure LVEF at least 40% Pulmonary: DLCO at least 45% of predicted OR FEV1/FVC at least 50% of predicted Other: HIV negative Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy that would preclude study Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006126

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Richard K. Burt, MD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Richard Burt, MD, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00006126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU 99H2
Study First Received: August 3, 2000
Last Updated: November 10, 2015

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer
stage IV renal cell cancer
recurrent renal cell cancer
extensive stage small cell lung cancer
recurrent small cell lung cancer
stage II malignant testicular germ cell tumor
stage III malignant testicular germ cell tumor
recurrent malignant testicular germ cell tumor
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Kidney Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Testicular Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Genital Diseases, Male processed this record on April 24, 2017